David De Gea thrusted back into limelight for Chelsea clash

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SIR ALEX FERGUSON is ready to thrust David de Gea back into the spotlight for Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League trip to Chelsea tomorrow,

De Gea came in for criticism for his performance in last weekend’s FA Cup fourth round defeat at Liverpool. It seemed certain Anders Lindegaard would return for the midweek encounter with Stoke, only for the Denmark international to suffer ankle ligament damage in training that could rule him out for six weeks.

With De Gea now set to step in after missing the midweek win against Stoke through injury, it seems certain United will rely on their £18million summer arrival from Atletico Madrid as they chase a first Premier League win at Stamford Bridge since 2002.

“De Gea should be fit and whilst Ben Amos has had a little bit of experience [against Stoke last week], it is not the kind of experience you’d expect going into a game at Stamford Bridge,” said Ferguson.